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Is hand washing required, or can sanitizer be used instead?

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Published At July 20, 2022
Reviewed AtJanuary 17, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

What should I look for in a good quality hand sanitizer? In what concentration, consistency, and components should we buy in bulk for our institution? Is it essential to wash one's hands before eating meals, or is it fine to use sanitizer instead? Is it hazardous to health?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is an effective hand sanitizer. Similarly, you can use Ethanol with Isopropyl alcohol (Tru Saniz) as a hand sanitizer. Yes, it would be best to always wash your hands before eating.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. C. Elanchezhian
Dr. C. Elanchezhian

General Medicine

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